Manhattan’s Biggest Menorah Mystery, Solved

The story behind the massive Hanukkiah atop a Fifth Avenue building

A Hanukkah Protest Against Police Brutality

Menorah lighting and blessings punctuate rally for social justice

Polish Tea Room to Close This Weekend

New York City’s iconic Cafe Edison to serve its last meal Sunday night

Miss Bossypants Meets Virginia Woolf in ‘The Fame Lunches’

Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays

Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses: The Opera

The 1960s battle for Lower Manhattan gets the ultimate dramatic rendering

Norman Goodman’s Final Jury Duty Summons

Longtime New York County Clerk retiring after 45 years in court

Invisible Man: Has the Soviet Philip Roth Found Peace in a Cemetery in Queens?

Sergei Dovlatov’s self-obsession prefigured the grim humor of post-Soviet American Jewish Lit

Ferguson on the Hudson

Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one

What’s in a Building’s Name?

Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving

Sitting Shiva for the Polish Tea Room

Broadway’s iconic, unassuming Jewish café to close at the end of the year

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